Thursday, July 19, 2012

who's deciding success

Inside Higher Ed (@insidehighered)
7/18/12 7:09 AM
Manufacturing industry taps colleges for help with alternative

notice paragraph 20:

Part of the reason companies can’t find applicants who are prepared to enter manufacturing is that relatively few college students are interested in the industry, often because they have outdated ideas about it and think the jobs are dirty, menial and probably dead-ends. So the college decided to create a stackable, and portable, system of credentials where students can give manufacturing a whirl and “find out if they really like it,” Ender said.

para 20: we live in time we can self direct -let's do that

notice: fractal of success - diploma/degree/resume/job - what if the end is not what people want - even the job, dream/connect/do: what if no one has to do what they don't choose, what if tech can facilitate gatherings/jobs/whatevers that matter - connecting like people to do their thing - via networked individualism/jerry's brain et al as the intention economy

looking at the workplace:

Clay Shirky (@cshirky)
7/2/12 4:14 PM
“Outside the prison or military, its hard to conceive of a less free institution for adults than the average workplace”

and this revisited: corporateaccountability - selling schools out

there are so many things we can do different within the system or not - to wake (you to whatever degree) up to options:

Edna Sackson (@whatedsaid)
7/17/12 6:17 AM
New post: A different kind of conference... #edchat